Portrait of Newsday reporter Rick Brand taken on

Rick Brand

Rick Brand is a longtime Newsday reporter who writes about politics and government on Long Island.

Spin Cycle 11/18/15 Anker inches closer to re-election victory Suffolk Legis. Sarah Anker (D-Mt. Sinai) inched closer Wednesday to locking up a late re-election
Spin Cycle 11/16/15 Suffolk: Bellone signs budget without vetoes Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone has signed the $2.9 billion budget for 2016 without issuing
Spin Cycle 11/15/15 Judges Whelan and Joseph may be contenders for top Family Court spot Suffolk County Family Court Judge Theresa Whelan is a contender to succeed David Freundlich as supervising
Spin Cycle 11/15/15 Suffolk Conservatives: Ed Walsh forces duel with Frank Profeta Suffolk Conservative officials got into a bitter scrum last week, with backers of chairman Edward Walsh